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Tag: mississippi

Lee Continues to Drench Eastern US

Tropical Storm Lee’s remnants combined with a warm front along the US East Coast are bringing heavy rainfall from New England to the Appalachian Mountains, causing rivers to flood and residents to consider moving to higher ground.

Top 20 Planetsave Stories in May

Hello Planetsavers! I thought I’d start doing a monthly wrap-up of our top 20 posts for people to have a glance at. Many of the top stories this month, as you’ll notice, were clearly tied into major world news events. Google is the main traffic driver for the large majority of sites on the Internet and ours isn’t an exception. Covering environmental news consistently, this often results in the biggest news stories rising to the top.

Mississippi River Gets Radioactive Water Dumped into It from Nuclear Plant

That’s not the kind of thing you want to hear, especially not with the flooding going on. But, reportedly, Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant workers in Mississippi “accidentally released water from an abandoned unit into the river.” A large amount of tritum, a cancer-causing radionuclide, was in the water according to sensors.

Images of Flooding along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers

Massive rainfalls towards the end of April, 2011, have increased water levels along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, bringing them to record level highs. Flood waters have inundated homes, businesses and agricultural fields throughout the region.